Where do you think you would spend eternity, if God forbid, you were to die later today?
I am not sending this to you to preach religion. I am asking you if you were standing before a Holy God do you think that He would have an issue with your sin if you were standing in front of a Holy God?
Because that is exactly what the Bible tells us. That a Holy God can not be in the presence of sin. So every human being that has ever lived has had the exact same problem. This sin problem. But do you also know that Jesus Christ offers all of us a free gift, the forgiveness of sin. And faith and belief is all God wants from you. So, do you believe that Jesus was the Son of God who came to earth and lived a perfect life? Do you know that God will accept Christ's perfect life and let Christ be your Advocate, so on Judgement Day God doesn't look at all the bad stuff you've done. Instead, God will look at His perfect Son when He see's you. Because Jesus and His perfection literally stand in our place.
Something like that. I would try to lay it out in the most simple terms so they know what the problem is and what the solution is and how it works.
Then in the last sentence just write a quick sentence like "there really is little difference between you and I, I am a sinner too. But I have accepted Christ's free gift of salvation and I know that I will be with God in eternity. I sincerely hope that this has helped you and I do apologize for being so forward, but I have to share this with you because I'm sure neither of us gets free gifts often. At this point, I would recommend for you a good Bible-based church that can answer any questions you have and will surround you with like-minded believers. Just Google bible church in your local area. God bless you!"
Rom 3:23 :
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Now that you know that no one is good in God's eyes, how do we then become good? How do we become vindicated before God? The Bible teaches that we need to have Jesus' righteousness but the only way to do that is to come to Him by faith:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Jesus commands everyone everywhere to repent of their sins, to ask for His forgiveness, and to turn from their sins and to put their faith and trust in Him. Repenting means that you are sincerely sorry for all the bad things you have done in life and you want Jesus to change you into his holiness and righteousness.
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i am a living decendant of john colter. the family name was changed later to coulter.
it`s so cool to read about him. i have his book.
my grandpa was a direct relitive of him. this is cool stuff to learn about my heritage.
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I am his great niece. Outlaw lives on
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I love your website, what beautiful pics of where I live, I am the Postmaster in Scranton ND. I would love some photos that you took.
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I have much respect for the proverbs and sayings of wisdom. My mother's family was Cherokee and my father's family was Yaqui. I have much respect for American Indians. Thank you for a wonderful site.
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I am conducting college research paper in American Indian history and I came across this site. There seems to be some great information here I can use to establish supported documentation for the reader.
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I am offended that you choose to call Brookville, Kansas a ghost town.....the old grade school is a private residence and has been for years.....there is a city mayor, several active churches a beautiful junior and senior high school with every sport available, there is a Senior Citizen Group that meets for a meal monthly, a Rebeka Lodge for women and a Lyons Club for men...the Lyons club holds a pancake breakfast and soup lunch as fundraisers yearly...also Labor Day weekend at Brookville is full of activities, parade, rodeo, games in the park and a dance in the evening ......A Ghost town, not by a long shot, unless the meaning of ghost town has changed....the residents of Brookville are proud of their town, with new homes built within the last 10 years and older homes kept up......maybe it's time for another visit to Brookville, Kansas
Editor's Response: While we appreciate your position, I would like to point out that we don't call Brookville a "ghost town", we say it is an 'almost' ghost town. From our article, we state "though Brookville continues to support a population of about 250 people, we could find no open businesses other than the post office when we were there in 2009. Today, it has become mostly a bedroom community to Salina commuters. This almost ghost town is well worth a visit to check out its unpaved and dusty streets and lined with sandstone buildings and wooden storefronts that look very much like they did over a century ago. Its beautiful two-story stone school, last used in 1996, continues to stand."
Link to article: http://www.legendsofamerica.com/ks-brookville.html
Also, you should understand what some consider to be ghost towns. From our article http://www.legendsofamerica.com/gt-ghosttownethics.html
"Basically, a ghost town is any historical town or site that leaves evidence of a town's previous glory. This could be in many forms -- all businesses closed, municipal services at a minimum, rubble and old nails strewn about, ruins of former buildings, etc. Some places that are categorized as ghost towns; however, still have people living in them and though sometimes they don't want to be called a ghost town, most historians will continue to reference them that way if the reason or purpose for it's original "boom" is gone."
Not a bad thing. Just trying to find out more about my people.
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